A member of Premier Doug Ford’s staff has tested positive for COVID-19.
In a statement on Thursday, the premier’s office said a junior member of Ford’s tour team has tested positive.
“The Premier did not have any close contact or prolonged exposure with this staff member,” the statement read.
The premier’s office also said Ford will “monitor for symptoms and take appropriate next steps if necessary.”
The province is expected to continue the roll out its fall pandemic preparedness plan later on in the day.
Earlier today, a junior member of my tour team tested positive for COVID-19. I had no close contact or prolonged exposure to them and will therefore closely monitor my symptoms and take appropriate action as needed. I wish this member of my team a speedy and safe recovery.
— Doug Ford (@fordnation) September 24, 2020